Category: ’Gentle/Positive Discipline’

Teaching Kids to “Use Your Words!”

August 6th, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

When I taught preschool at a special needs facility, one of the catch phrases that every teacher used multiple times a day was “Use your words!” As a parent, I’ve often said it to my own kids. But telling a child to use her words does not make a difference unless you first teach her what to say.

Positive Parenting Affirmations and Resources

July 6th, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

I love being my child’s safe place. And that is one reason I’m committed to positive parenting – I want to be the place of safety and constant love for my children, not one of hurt or fear. Today I’m sharing five of the top reasons I practice positive parenting.

Preventative Maintenance: 4 Habits to Strengthen Parent-Child Relationships

June 25th, 2015 by Dionna - 1 Comment

Preventative maintenance refills kids’ love tanks and gives them an emotional tune-up everyday, so you don’t end up in the breakdown lane. Check out the 4 habits parents can practice!

6 Strategies to Help Kids Overcome Perfectionism

May 7th, 2015 by Dionna - 1 Comment

My seven-year-old son has a tendency toward perfectionism, as do I. Like many perfectionists, he becomes super frustrated with his own mistakes. Since we homeschool, it has been imperative that I give him some tools to help him through these challenges. Here are six of the strategies we’ve used with success.

No Drama Parenting Tactics that Promote Peace

April 30th, 2015 by Dionna - Leave a comment

A parent’s approach to misbehavior is key to making discipline effective and peaceful. My goals, when approaching misbehavior, are to stay calm and connected, to assume the best intentions of my children, and to engage them in the entire discipline process. When they trust that I care about their feelings and believe that they can solve their own problems, the results are always more positive.

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